Laying foundations for the future



As with all foundations, pier foundations are designed and specified by a structural engineer based upon the prevailing ground conditions and the nature of the building being constructed.

Pier foundations are exclusively used for timber framed buildings where the nature of the structure means that they only need support in isolated points known as point loads, A pad foundation is created by excavating or augering a hole to a size and depth as specified by the engineer and is always excavated down to firm, load bearing ground. The pad is then mass filled with concrete up to ground level. Piers are constructed using reinforced plastic tubing which is placed into the concrete and are then filled with concrete. These then form stable piers upon which the structure can be built. Sometimes instead of the tubes, blockwork piers are specified which are built from the concrete pads. Accuracy is key in forming this type of foundation as the building must sit exactly upon the piers.

Although we aren’t structural engineers, we do work closely with a number of them and can assist in the process to ensure that a cost effective design is achieved. At Terra Contracts, we have an in house setting out engineer and a state of the art robotic total station to ensure that our work is set out and installed with a very high degree of accuracy. Terra Contracts will ensure your foundations are fitted accurately and exactly as designed.

Whether you are planning a residential or commercial project, trust Terra Contracts to provide you with reliable pier foundation services. Our meticulous approach, attention to detail, and commitment to superior craftsmanship make us the preferred choice for clients across Lancashire and the UK.

Contact us today to discuss your project and benefit from our expertise in foundations. We are dedicated to delivering exceptional results that withstand the test of time, providing you with a solid foundation for your construction endeavors.

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